Christian White and the Asian Brown

Dougal

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Old one and a good one and the proof that over 100 years ago the situation was just the same!

It is not wise for the Christian white
To hassle the Asian brown
For the Christian riles
while the Asian smiles
and weareth the Christian down
At the end of the fight
is a tombstone white
With the name of the late deceased
And the epitaph drear
A fool lies here
Who tried to hurry the East

KIPLING
 

Rhodie

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Mar 5, 2006
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excerpt from The Ladies

Now I aren't no 'and with the ladies,
For, takin' 'em all along,
You never can say till you've tried 'em,
An' then you are like to be wrong.
There's times when you'll think that you mightn't,
There's times when you'll know that you might;
But the things that you will learn from the Yellow an' Brown,
They'll 'elp you a lot with the White!


RK
 

Rhodie

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Mar 5, 2006
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With the danger of creating a poets' corner
I thought I would share the lyrics of the great
but little known US singer Warren Zevon.

a favourite song of his contains sentiments
that some may recognise at certain lunar periods:

Basket Case

(written by Warren Zevon and Carl Hiaasen)

My baby is a basket case
A bipolar mama in leather and lace
Face like an angel-she's a perfect waste
My baby is a basket case

Dracula's daughter, Calamity Jane
Smoke on the water, water on the brain
She's pretty as a picture-and totally crazed
My baby is a basket case

She's gonna make a madman outta me
She's gonna make a madman outta me

She's manic-depressive and schizoid, too
The friskiest psycho that I ever knew
We're paranoid lovers lost in space
My baby is a basket case

My baby's gonna celebrate
I'm being dragged through the nuthouse gates
Got my straitjacket on and I'm taking her place
My baby is a basket case

She finally made a madman outta me
She finally made a madman outta me
My baby made a madman outta me
She finally made a madman outta me


Warren Zevon was truly a great song writer.
If you haven't heard of him, and the lyrics resonate,
then you are in for a treat.

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I came to him late after he had passed on,
along with his great mate Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.

Some of his greatest songs include:

Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
Lawyers, Guns & Money
I''ll Sleep When I'm Dead
Life'll Kill Ya


Truly a Misanthrope's Balladeer!
 

Rhodie

Ol'Timer
Mar 5, 2006
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Here's a video collage with some images from Africa
primarily Rhodesia- to go along with another of Zevon's great songs
Warren Zevon - Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner